As of Monday, July 13, all library branches are available for "express" services. Library patrons will be able to once again use their local branches, but with some modifications in place, including:
- Express services are focused on grab-and-go style activities, so daily visits are limited to 30 minutes;
- Each branch will have a capacity limit to support social distancing;
- Library users may browse the shelves, use a computer, and pick up holds;
- The library will continue to offer virtual programs, with only limited in-person programs provided;
- Social distancing features will include plexiglas shields at customer service desks, social distancing floor stickers, every other public PC disabled, and some furniture removed from the public floor or moved to support six feet of distance between users;
- Returned library materials will be quarantined for 7 days; and
- Meeting rooms will continue to be unavailable as the spaces are housing furniture removed from the public floor as well as quarantined library materials.
- Normal circulation procedures will resume on August 1st. This includes: items will be due after their normal circulation period, fines will be assessed, and holds will begin expiring again if not picked up.
Additionally, the popular curbside services will continue, even as express interior services begin, to provide an option for our residents who are not yet comfortable using library facilities.
Express services will be available at all locations Monday–Tuesday 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Wednesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., while curbside services will continue to be offered Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m
Visit the Library Services During Closure guide for more information and check out the top 10 ways you can FCPL at home for ideas about how to stay engaged with the library’s digital resources and virtual programs.
Services that are not available as part of Library Express include:
- Use of meeting rooms and study rooms
- Print daily Newspapers
- Memory Depots
- In-house laptops (from laptop lending pilot)
- In-person programming
- Acceptance of donated materials
- Merchandise purchases, such as tote bags, earbuds, or flash drives